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ZeroNox and Jospong Group partner to electrify Ghana’s refuse truck fleet

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Jospong Group of Companies has partnered with ZeroNox Inc., an American sustainable off-highway vehicle electrification company, to convert 1,000 refuse trucks from diesel to electric power. This joint venture agreement was signed in the USA and is aimed at promoting clean technology solutions in Africa. The agreement is projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 400,000 metric tonnes over five years, equivalent to 18 million mature trees.

The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, led the Ghanaian delegation and representatives from the Ghanaian government and the US legislature were also present. This partnership is a significant milestone for both companies and will leverage Ghana as the gateway to electric vehicle and related technology distribution throughout Africa.

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Jospong Group is projected to save up to $323 million over five years, generating a return on investment in less than three years. Dr Siaw Agyepong said, “What started as a dream and unreachable goal is today being unveiled before our very eyes.”

ZeroNox Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vonn Christenson, said, “We are excited to partner with a global leader like the Jospong Group in executing the world’s largest fleet retrofit electrification project. This partnership emerged out of an alignment in the missions of our two organizations – a desire to deliver a better and more sustainable future and one where we can reduce carbon emissions without diminishing vehicle performance.”

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Transport, Alhassan S. Tampuli, mentioned that the Ministry of Transport and the Energy Commission were in the process of rolling out key policy initiatives to oversee the transition of combustible engines to electric vehicles.

For the most part, Jospong Group is one of the most diversified holdings companies in Ghana, with operations in other African countries, Asia and the USA. The company has business interests in about 14 sectors of the economy, with over 60 subsidiaries and its biggest operations in waste management, ICT, banking, finance, automobile and equipment.

In summary, this partnership between Jospong Group and ZeroNox is promoting sustainable development across Africa and creating new opportunities for economic growth and environmental stewardship. The Ghanaian government presented both companies with awards in recognition of their contributions to global carbon emission reduction and the education of Ghana’s youth about green technology solutions.

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